- Also called sextodecimo. a book size (about 4×6 in.; 10×15 cm) determined by printing on sheets folded to form 16 leaves or 32 pages.
- a book of this size. Symbol: 16mo, 16°
- printed, folded, or bound in sixteenmo; sextodecimo.
Origin of sixteenmo
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Other sizes occasionally used are called “sixteenmo” or “sextodecimo,” “eighteenmo” or “octodecimo,” etc.The Story of Books
Gertrude Burford Rawlings
- Also called: sextodecimo a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper into 16 leaves or 32 pages, each one sixteenth the size of the sheetOften written: 16mo, 16°
- a book of this size
Word Origin and History for sixteenmo
"book printed on sheets of 16 leaves," 1847, from an English reading of the printers' Latin abbreviation 16-mo, representing sexto decimo "sixteen."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper